It’s time to act and take a stand for diversity – show your commitment to equality and join us in celebrating European Diversity Month in May!

The European Diversity Month is organised by the EU Platform of Diversity Charters together with the national Charters and their signatories. 

Its main aim is to bring together the national Diversity Charters, small and big employers, private companies, public organisations, non-profit associations around a common goal – to promote diversity in the workplace and in society.

It provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to diversity. By doing so, you will join thousands of companies all over the EU who will be also organising events, training; running awareness-raising campaigns, etc.

Whether you are signatory of the Romanian Diversity Charter or not, this is a month to celebrate and promote diversity at the workplace and in society, to raise awareness on benefits of diversity and inclusion and show what this means for your organisation.

You too can get involved, celebrate, and raise awareness in your organisation with organising an internal event for or with your employees or an open event to public, customers, or suppliers.

Promoting diversity and creating inclusive workplaces is a continuous work but taking part of the Diversity Month is a fantastic opportunity to make it visible.

How to take part?

You can organise virtual or hybrid awareness raising workshops for employees, round tables with experts, publish a diversity cookbook, run a social media campaign, collaborate with a non-profit organisation or volunteer – be creative in making diversity in your organisation visible despite the global pandemic.

Are you looking for inspiration? Consult our guide for a whole range of ideas or contact the Romanian Diversity Charter (Carta Diversitatii) for further ideas and support.

We also want to hear from you, so don't forget to let us know about your event or activity by registering it here.

Important dates 

On 20 May 2021 a National Diversity and Inclusion Forum organised by the Romanian Diversity Charter and its signatories will virtually take place. 

On the occasion of the EU Diversity Month, the Romanian Diversity Charter organizes o range of actions with the aim to engage Charter’s signatories in the celebration of the first edition of the EU Diversity Month in Romania, by creating at the same time a solid ground for debating and informing about the benefits of diversity and inclusion at the workplace.

The first edition of the Romanian Diversity and Inclusion Forum will be an interactive virtual event promoting an honest dialogue around the challenges faced by Romanian signatory organisations in their diversity journey.

The Forum includes two practical panel discussions with 10+ speakers/ experts (from Romanian Government, Vodafone, BCR, Edenred, Sanofi, Brown-Forman, LSEG Romania, Societe Generale Global Solution Center, Enel, Philip Morris, Kaufland and MKOR Consulting) with the aim to identify current and emerging challenges as well as pushing new conversations and thinking in the D&I space. It will enable signatory organisations to share experience and understand existing actions and steps that need to be taken to ensure a more diverse, equitable, sustainable and innovative workforce. The Forum will end wit a symbolic “signing” ceremony for the 10 newest signatories with the possibility to address the audience with short leadership messages enforcing their commitment to diversity.

Topics cover diversity in recruitment and talent management, value for disability, leadership and diversity, multigenerational diversity, gender equality and equal pay, ethnic diversity and LGBT+ inclusion.

Romanian Diversity Charter and MKOR are currently conducting a study on "Diversity and Inclusion from the Perspective of Employees". The results of the study will be presented during the Forum. In addition, a diversity column with interviews and a series of inspirational quotes by Charter’s ambassadors and CEOs bring valuable content to debate and reflect on.

Agenda is available here

Connecting details will follow.

The European Diversity Month high-level launch event took place online on 4 May 2021.

Recording available here

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